Killer Bee.

07 Mar


Trapped between the curtains and glass

you can feel remorse for this honey bee,

earlier he did nothing but glance and pass

at no time was there a sign he’d hurt thee.

Funny how something the size of an acorn

can bring a grown man to his knees,

it’s really nothing more than a flying thorn,

you could pinch it in a tissue with ease.

Sure, if you’re allergic it could kill you

but the same could also go for a peanut,

leave him alone if you don’t want him to,

maybe next time you’ll keep the damn door shut.

So don’t kill the lil’ guy who’s just buzzing by

and happened to admire your flowers,

all because you’re embarrassed by how,

you’ve been screaming and flailing for hours.



© 2018 Joseph Emerson @




Posted by on March 7, 2018 in poetry, Uncategorized, writing


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35 responses to “Killer Bee.


    March 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I love “He is nothing more than a flying thorn” That had me on my knees. LOL! Excellent post. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Haha yeah, not sure where that came from. If it makes me laugh I usually try to use it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. boundlessblessingsblog

    March 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

    So cute poem, Joseph.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. B.

    March 7, 2018 at 6:32 am

    The smallest things can be the most dangerous…

    Liked by 2 people

  4. cmapillay

    March 7, 2018 at 6:41 am

    You never know what can hurt! Well written!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. tanjabrittonwriter

    March 7, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Even better than just leaving it alone would be to set this little creature free…
    Nice poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

    March 7, 2018 at 10:32 am

    I like this a lot!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lou rasmus

    March 7, 2018 at 11:25 am

    wow. seems innocent but says a lot about dealing with your insecurities. very nice man

    Liked by 1 person

  8. thereluctantpoet

    March 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and enjoy this delightful piece “Killer Bee”

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Quillpen

    March 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Only a true writer can write on any topic and make it touching.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      That is extremely flattering. Thank you so much. Truly made my day. 🤓 so thrilled you enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. d i l i p

    March 8, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Lovely poem, Joseph!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. The Stories in Between

    March 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Thanks you so much! I unfortunately have stopped doing awards. Only because I got busy and missed a couple different ones from people and now I feel it would be unfair. Like I was picking and choosing favorites. I hope u understand. Thank you so much again though ✌🏼🤓

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Jay Kaushal

    March 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Ah! the compassion married with observation. Nice!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      It’s something I think of when there’s a bug in the house. So quick to just smash it… Like really? Why not give him another shot outside. When I was young I would image a giant foot coming down and smashing me in instant Justice for my bug crushing actions. Lol.

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      • Jay Kaushal

        March 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm

        Yeah. Lol! Empaths can feel that way. But really the good thing is you wrote it in a way that now anybody who has read it is gonna probably think twice before squishing one. That’s the point! Bees all over the world owe you lots of thanks. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • Joseph Emerson

        March 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        Haha thanks. I have a local honey lady that always tells me the sad Bee stories and how the cost of Queen bees has gone up ten fold due to the shortage. Sad

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jay Kaushal

        March 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

        O don’t get me started on that. Us stealing honey is what is leading a lot of bees to become malnourished!! Bees are now dying suddenly due to fatigue. Beekeepers just replace honey with corn syrup which is no good for them. Sad. Pretty soon.. No bees no food…

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